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Double Take December: PASSING STRANGE

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day. Passing … Continue reading

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Farewell to Lillias White as FELA! Welcomes Patti LaBelle

Today will see Lillias White give her last two performances as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, the mother of the titular character in the hit Broadway musical, Fela! White has been with the show since its Broadway opening on 19 October 2009 and … Continue reading

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FELA! Cast Album Available for Pre-Order

The original cast recording of Fela!, the new jukebox bio-musical chronicling the life of Nigerian activist-muso Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will be released in June and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. With 16 funky Afrobeat tracks and a super performance … Continue reading

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Lillias White in FELA!

According to just about all of the critics, seasoned musical theatre singer-sctress Lillias White is currently delivering a stunning performance in the role of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s mother, Funmilayo, embracing both the Pan-African performance style and the conventions of a … Continue reading

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Musicals on Brantley’s 2009 Top 10 List

Ben Brantley, of whom I’m no fan in particular, named two musicals in a list of his Top 10 shows of 2009: Fela! and Next to Normal. I’d be more inclined to accept the nod to these shows, which I … Continue reading

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FELA! Performance Cancelled

Tonight’s performance of Fela! was canceled due to multiple injuries in the cast! The show is dance heavy, but I had no idea that it could cause such a number of serious injuries, so many that it was unfeasible to … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek of FELA!

There’s a sneak peek of Fela! at BroadwayWorld, with some footage from the show. The show’s unique feel is clear even here, visibly drawing on pan-African performance traditions that meet head-on with conventions of the Broadway musical over at the … Continue reading

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